Does anybody know what the technique on the bottom tier of this cake is called & how do you do it?
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Thanks in advance for any help!
I would love how to do the whole cake.. not just the bottom tier the top tier is awsome too.. yes how are both done if anyone knows..
I've seen this technique somewhere on here and they referred to them as upside-down ruffles. Try using that to search.
If I had to do this cake, I'd make strips from a gumpaste recipe I got with my Silhouette machine and ripple the top edge with a ball tool then airbrush it.
I believe it's piped on with the ruffle tip, except with the bag/tip flipped. for the coloring, start at the top with white, do a few rounds add a drop of color or so, few more ruffles, more color, more ruffles, etc... to get the gradations of color. I WOULD NOT airbrush, it would be too difficult to get the color on each side of the ruffle and the color would gather in the ruffles. hope this helps.
I've actually seen several people post about this style. They swear the original decorator used a fondant/gumpaste blend, cut into strips, and used a ball tip to get the ruffle very thin. I would be lost trying it myself.
ok great! thanks everyone!
Southern Living magazine featured the Maggie Austin's ruffle cake. The article stated "[t]iny hydrangea blossoms sit atop layers of buttercream icing, reminiscent of a ruffled bridal gown" So I don't think the ruffles are fondant but buttercream. Would still love to know how this was accomplished.
I believe they're fondant or gumpaste.